Our State Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. Goals

NWTF Ohio will conserve or enhance 50,000 acres of wildlife habitat in the next decade.
NWTF Ohio will recruit 40,000 hunters in the state over the next 10 years.
NWTF Ohio will create 10,000 acres of hunting access in the next decade.
  • NWTF Ohio and its partners put resources toward improving the most critical habitat for wildlife.
  • NWTF Ohio works with the state wildlife agency to create more opportunities for hunter education and offer more mentored hunts.
  • 97 percent of Ohio is privately owned. NWTF Ohio works with landowners to open access to land for hunting.

At the National Wild Turkey Federation, the outdoors isn’t just what’s on the other side of the glass, it’s where we feel most alive. And we’re making America the best it can be for the people and wildlife who call it home. The NWTF has divided the country in six areas — America’s Big Six of Wildlife Conservation — to focus our effort on the most critical wildlife habitat needs.  

Ohio is part of America’s Crossroads. NWTF Ohio is committed to improve water quality and forest health and restore grasslands.

Learn more about America's Big Six of Wildlife Conservation

Team Ohio


Phil Ferrare
Director of Field Operations - Northeast
(814) 796-6983
Shawn Dickey
Regional Director
Lloyd Edwards
Regional Director
(419) 266-8846
Brian Zielinski
Senior Director of Conservation Programs – Eastern Region
(386) 740-7107
Jason Lupardus
Director of Conservation Operations - Midwest
Lee Crocker
District Biologist
(740) 222-3505
Shawn McWilliams
Sr. Director of Event Fundraising East
Johanna Dart
Hunter Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation Coordinator
Douglas Little
Director of Conservation Operations - Northeast
(518) 239-4427
Ray Smith
Eastern Director of Development
Travis Bowman
District Biologist II
Jordan Thompson

Technical Committee

Mark Wiley


Matt McDermott
Save the Hunt Coordinator

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